It is not strange, but in the 21st century, cocktails that contain not only fresh fruits, berries and tasty syrups or liqueurs, but also noble alcoholic beverages are becoming more popular..
Pina Colada is one of such cocktails. At the same time, a simple and delicious refreshing alcoholic drink, which is perfectly capable of instantly bringing the sweetness and freshness of pineapple juice, tenderness and pleasant aroma of coconut milk, which plunges into the atmosphere of heavenly pleasure and, of course, the incomparable taste of good rum.
Immediately imagine yourself a pirate, resting on one of the paradise islands of the Caribbean.
A bit of history
Cocktail immediately tasted everything from young to old, as well as to tourists, the name of the bartender made history, and the person who invented the cream “Coco Lopez” subsequently became a successful businessman.
According to one version, the birthday of the cocktail is considered August 16, 1954.
However, there is another version of the story of the creation of Pina Colada, which tells already about another bartender and about 1964. According to her, pineapple juice, condensed milk and coconut cream were included in the cocktail.
Currently, the first version is preferred, since the condensed milk is not included in the cocktail called “Pina Colada”.
Of course, the myths of the past are not limited to this history; there are incredibly many options for creating this drink..
And now, over time, a large number of recipes for this drink appeared, but it received its greatest popularity in the 70s of the twentieth century, in its classic and original form, after several metamorphoses rum entered it, which is completely replaced by another kind of alcohol.
|Rum (better to use light or white) –||30 ml|
|Pineapple juice (fresh or canned) –||90 ml|
|Coconut milk (which successfully replaces coconut cream or cream) –||30 ml|
|Ice cubes –||taste|
|Pineapple Slice –||for decoration|
|Time for preparing: 5 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 103 Kcal|
To help every amateur bartender, the most ordinary blender will be perfect, in which you need to load all the ingredients and beat until a homogeneous mass, similar to cream.
Canned pineapple juice
Add liqueur or rum
Add coconut milk or cream
The resulting cocktail is recommended to be served in a high chilled glass decorated with a cocktail cherry, a slice of pineapple or a cloud of whipped cream.
Cocktail tube and umbrella can not be, by the way, give the atmosphere of the Caribbean islands and for a few minutes you will plunge into the atmosphere of eternal summer and enjoyment.
Pina Colada with Malibu liqueur
- Rum (light or white) – 30 ml;
- Pineapple juice – 90 ml;
- Malibu liqueur, which will give the cocktail a unique taste – 30 ml;
- Cream (non-fat) – 30 l;
- Some ice cubes.
This version of the cocktail differs from the traditional one in that instead of coconut milk, which is often very difficult to find in Russia, Malibu liqueur is added, which makes the taste of the drink richer and more interesting and, of course, adds strength. The cream mentioned here will give the drink a delicate taste and pleasant aroma..
The cooking process is not much different from the traditional one. As in the classic recipe, we need a blender, where we will thoroughly beat and mix all the ingredients..
Virgin Pina Colada (non-alcoholic version)
Many of us do not always want to take alcohol, even in small quantities, and often simply can not, for example, while driving. Then you can indulge yourself with a non-alcoholic drink, which is just as good as giving all the taste sensations of a real Pina Colada and will give you an unforgettable pleasure..
This Pina Colada is perfect for children who do not give up a tasty drink on a hot summer day..
So, we need:
- Pineapple juice – 10 ml;
- Coconut milk – 60 ml;
- Cream 15% fat – 30 ml;
- Some sugar powder.
Let’s start the recipe by carefully mixing pineapple juice, coconut milk and part of the cream using a whisk or a mixer..
And in the rest of the cream, pour the icing sugar and beat them until a creamy mass is formed..
The cocktail should be served in a high glass, so that the boundaries of the layers are visible: first the liquid part (pineapple juice and coconut milk), and then the cream of whipped cream with powdered sugar.
You can complete this work of art by sprinkling chocolate chips on top or by decorating a cocktail cherry..
Do not forget the pipe and umbrella, enjoy a drink and dream of a long-awaited summer vacation..
Cocktail Amigos Pina Colada
- White rum – 60 ml;
- Dark rum 0 30 ml;
- Coconut milk or liquor – 30 ml;
- Pineapple juice – 75 ml;
- Some cream.
In this cocktail light and dark rum are fancifully combined. Therefore, this cocktail has a much more pronounced alcoholic taste than all the others. This cocktail is suitable for connoisseurs of rum, because only in it you can taste and understand all its multifaceted taste..
When preparing this drink, use only natural ingredients, for example, pineapple juice is best prepared by yourself, as canned can spoil the delicate taste of the cream..
And own speaking, and the preparation of his simple and uncomplicated, which does not require much effort or a certain experience. Load all the ingredients into a blender, beat until the contents of the glass are one, and the resulting mass is poured into tall glasses.
As decoration, it is proposed to use chocolate chips, pineapple slices or whipped cream with a cocktail cherry. In general, who likes how. The most complete taste will be revealed to you if you slowly sip a drink through a straw and admire the sunset..
Fresh Strawberry Colada
In the summer, we are surrounded by a large variety of fresh berries and fruits, which can not be ignored. Perhaps the interesting taste of strawberries in the Pina Colada cocktail will pleasantly surprise you and will even please you. So let’s try to cook it together..
To prepare this wonderful recipe, we need:
- Rum (white is best) – 60 ml;
- Fresh pineapple juice – 100 ml;
- Coconut milk or syrup – 50 ml;
- Several large and ripe strawberries.
Strawberry gives a kind of sweetness and freshness to this cocktail, you can feel the taste of summer and strawberry pleasure..
Here we need ice, a few cubes to give the cocktail the properties of a freshly prepared smoothie. Pour ice into a blender, pour rum, pineapple juice, coconut milk and spread strawberries. All carefully grind and pour into high glasses.
It is best to decorate such a cocktail with thinly sliced strawberries and an umbrella, and enjoy it, of course, with the help of a straw.
This cocktail appeared at about the same time as the strawberry colada. Its main and distinctive ingredient is a ripe banana, which gives it an attractively sweet taste and breathtaking aroma..
In addition, the banana perfectly compensates for the effect of alcohol, so that in the morning your head will feel great, even if you allow yourself a little more than usual..
We will need:
- Rum (preferably white) – 50 ml;
- Pineapple juice – 150 ml;
- Malibu Liquor – 30 ml;
- 1-2 bananas.
Such a cocktail is a pleasure to cook: peeled a banana, cut it into several pieces. Then, in the blender, I loaded all the necessary components, according to the recipe and beat it for 3 minutes..
The output is a fragrant, tasty and airy cocktail, which you immediately need to pour into a tall glass..
You can decorate it with slices of pineapple or thinly sliced banana and sprinkle with grated chocolate. Many bartenders also use whipped cream to decorate. Serve best with chilled straw and umbrella.
Pina Colada is a universal drink that everyone will like. After all, a set of components that can vary never bothers.
Instead of rum, you can use vodka, then you get a cocktail, which is called “Chi-Chi.” Just remember that the taste of alcohol will be more palpable..
Use a low-fat cream, because if the fat content of the cream exceeds 30%, they may curl up due to the presence of an acidic environment..